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Province of Manitoba Launches First Jobs Strategy

July 17, 2015 1:34 PM | News

First Jobs Strategy

Students at the U of W at the launch of the First Jobs Strategy. (CHRISD.CA)

University students will benefit from more support in finding their first job after graduating through a new First Jobs Strategy, launched Friday.

The strategy will include a fund worth $1.5 million to help launch an employment connection program.

The program will include:
• a dedicated First Jobs Strategy intake co-ordinator who will be the first contact for recent graduates looking to enter the workforce and connect graduates to job resources and online tools,
• partnering with post-secondary partners to create more co-op programs so students have access to on-the-job training as part of their university experience, and
• providing more opportunities for recent graduates to find entry-level positions in the public service.

This summer, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief will travel to several communities to speak with Manitoba students, businesses, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders about the First Jobs Strategy.

“Over the next two years, young Manitobans looking for work experience will be able to access targeted services and supports,” reads a statement from the province. “Resources will include job search, employment counseling and resume building services and wage subsidies.”

— Staff